A parent’s guide to university
UCAS? Personal Statements? Maintenance loan? Clearing?
As a parent/guardian of a child applying to university, there are so many new terms to get used to.
So, below we have compiled a list of some key links and resources where you’ll be able to find accurate and up-to-date information.
UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions Service) – An online platform students use to apply to universities and subsequently accept their offers. They have lots of information on their website but also have a dedicated page just for parents detailing thing such as the application process.
Money Saving Expert – Martin Lewis is known for being able to explain economic policies in depth in a much more accessible way and is able to give out clear and practical information. On his blog, he has lots of information for students as well as parent/guardians covering all areas of Student Finance. This post, in particular, is great at breaking some of the myths surrounding it.
Save the Student – This website offers a comprehensive guide to university covering all things from open days to entry requirements, in sizeable chunks. A great all in one guide covering a range of areas.
School Staff – Careers advisors, heads of year, subject staff. There will be lots of staff in all schools and colleges more than happy to advise and support students and parent’s/guardians through the process. Many schools will have information evenings, careers fairs and dedicated events planned throughout the year.